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Pope: Easter invites return to our first encounter with Jesus

Apr 19, 2014 - 02:11 pm .- In his homily for the Easter Vigil Pope Francis encouraged those present to remember the moment they first felt the love of God, saying that Jesus' resurrection is a time to relive this experience anew.

Papal preacher slams 'curse' of money-driven corruption

Apr 18, 2014 - 11:17 am .- In his homily for Good Friday’s Passion liturgy, Papal Preacher Raniero Cantalamessa decried the poisonous actions of those who exploit others for financial gain, urging all to repent of their sin.

Pope urges faithful to serve with radical love of Jesus

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:49 pm .- During his homily for Holy Thursday’s Mass at a center for disabled persons, Pope Francis reflected on how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, calling it an act of loving service that we ought to imitate.

Priests must anoint others with oil of gladness, Pope reflects

Apr 17, 2014 - 04:54 am .- In his homily given during the Chrism Mass on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the joy of the priestly vocation, saying a cleric “is useless” unless his happiness is found in the grace of God.

John XXIII, John Paul II linked by love of dialogue with world

Apr 17, 2014 - 12:02 am .- John XXIII and John Paul II, who will be canonized April 27, are “bound together” by their love for addressing the world in conversation, a cardinal who worked with them both has said.

Pope is bringing human trafficking into public eye, ambassador says

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:35 pm .- Pope Francis is contributing to the fight against human trafficking by making the matter a frequent point of public discourse, says a U.S. ambassador who specializes in the subject.  

Vatican to launch webpage detailing work of Popes on women

Apr 16, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Leading up to the canonizations of Bl. John Paul II and John XXIII, the Pontifical Council for the Laity will publish a new webpage highlighting the emphasis both pontiffs placed on the role of women.

Pope Francis: kiss the crucifix, kiss the wounds of Jesus

Apr 16, 2014 - 05:00 am .- In his general audience address Pope Francis spoke on the meaning of suffering and evil, explaining that it is a mystery which finds its answer in the passion and death of Jesus, who endured it for each of us.

John Paul II: a man indispensable to the fall of the Soviet Union

Apr 16, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Bl. John Paul II’s key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact can be attributed to his vision of the human being, informed by personalism and the Catholic faith.

Holy See testimony on torture a UN treaty obligation, spokesman notes

Apr 16, 2014 - 12:01 am .- The Holy See's press officer said Tuesday that its report on an anti-torture agreement which will be made to the U.N. next month is routine, and a part of its obligations as a signatory to the treaty.

Pope Francis will give Gospels to the imprisoned for Holy Week

Apr 15, 2014 - 10:39 am .- The Holy See announced earlier today that those incarcerated at the Roman prison “Regina Coeli” will receive a pocket-sized copy of the Gospels as a gift from Pope Francis for Easter.

'I can't leave my people': Priest killed in Syria hailed as martyr

Apr 15, 2014 - 07:21 am .- Days after Dutch priest Fr. Frans van der Lugt was murdered in Syria, a close young friend recalled his saintly life, noting both his personal holiness and extraordinary advances in Christian-Muslim relations.

John XXIII and the beginning of the fall of the Iron Curtain

Apr 15, 2014 - 04:03 am .- While Pope, Bl. John XXIII began a dialogue with the Soviet Union that led to the eventual fall of the Iron Curtain during the pontificate of his successor John Paul II, both of whom will be canonized April 27.

Pope expresses solidarity, comfort for fire victims in Chile

Apr 14, 2014 - 07:45 pm .- Pope Francis voiced his spiritual closeness to all those affected by the fire in Valparaíso, Chile, that so far has left 12 dead and has destroyed some 2,000 homes.

Blossoming religious order in France sees global impact

Apr 14, 2014 - 10:23 am .- A missionary order founded in the middle Ages in France is sending their burgeoning number of vocations from Asia and especially South Korea to evangelize countries throughout the world.

Greatest fruit of WYD has been vocations, organizer says

Apr 14, 2014 - 05:46 am .- At a recent gathering discussing preparations for World Youth Day in Krakow, a coordinator for the event emphasized that each year many youths receive the courage to answer their vocational call.

One victim of trafficking is too many, cardinal emphasizes

Apr 13, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- Following a Vatican conference on human trafficking, Cardinal Vincent Nichols lamented the millions of victims and spoke of initiatives that provide an opportunity for them to come forward.

Pope: Meditate on Christ's passion during Holy Week

Apr 13, 2014 - 05:41 am .- In his Palm Sunday homily, Pope Francis urged the congregation to consider how their actions and attitudes reflected the various characters in the story of Jesus’ passion and death.

British woman appointed by Pope to head Pontifical Academy

Apr 12, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis has appointed Lady Margaret Scotford Archer as president of a group of scholars dedicated to studying issues in the social sciences in order to offer reflection and advice to the leadership of the Church.

Medical care must consider whole person, Pope urges surgeons

Apr 12, 2014 - 09:49 am .- In his audience with surgeons who treat cancer patients, Pope Francis encouraged the physicians to view the person as an integral whole of body and soul.

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April 20, 2014

EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD

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Lk 24:13-35

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First Reading:: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Second Reading:: Col 3:1-4
Gospel:: Jn 20:1-9

Homily of the Day

Lk 24:13-35

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